2010 United States state legislative elections

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2010 United States state legislative elections
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 2009November 2, 20102011 

88 legislative chambers in 46 states
 Majority partyMinority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Seats before3,282, 44.5%4,022, 54%
Seats won3,8903,342
Seat changeIncrease2.svg680 (2 uncalled)Decrease2.svg680 (2 uncalled)
Percentage52.7%45.3%
SwingIncrease2.svg 9%Decrease2.svg 9%

The 2010 United States state legislative elections were held on November 2, 2010, halfway through President Barack Obama's first term in office. Elections were held for 88 legislative chambers, with all states but Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia holding elections in at least one house. Kansas, New Mexico and South Carolina held elections for their lower, but not upper houses.

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Republicans scored record gains, gaining at least 680 total seats and taking control of 19 legislative chambers, while the Democrats lost at least 21 chambers. [1] [2] The winners of this election cycle were slated to serve in their respective legislatures for either two or four-year terms, depending on state election rules.

Results

State-by-state

Upper houses

StatePrevious UHResultParty control
Alabama D 20-15R 22–12, 1 IndRepublican takeover
AlaskaCoal. 16-410-10Split
ArizonaR 18-12R 21-9Republican hold
ArkansasD 27-8D 20-15Democratic hold
California D 26–14, 2 Vac.D 26–14, 2 Vac.Democratic hold
ColoradoD 21-14D 19-16Democratic hold
Connecticut D 24-12D 23-13Democratic hold
DelawareD 15-6D 14-7Democratic hold
FloridaR 26–13, 1 Vac.R 28-12Republican hold
Georgia R 34-22R 35-21Republican hold
HawaiiD 23-2D 24-1Democratic hold
IdahoR 28-7R 28-7Republican hold
Illinois D 37-22D 34-25Democratic hold
IndianaR 33-17R 36-14Republican hold
Iowa D 32-18D 27-23Democratic hold
KentuckyR 20–17, 1 Vac.R 22–15, 1 Vac.Republican hold
MaineD 20-15R 20–14, 1 Ind.Republican takeover
Maryland D 33-14D 35-12Democratic hold
Massachusetts D 35-5D 36-4Democratic hold
Michigan R 22-16R 26-12Republican hold
Minnesota D 46-21R 37-30Republican takeover
Missouri R 23-11R 22-12Republican hold
MontanaR 27–22, 1 Vac.R 28-22Republican hold
Nebraska Unicameral and non–partisan Senate with 49 members
NevadaD 12–7, 2 Vac.D 11-10Democratic hold
New HampshireD 14-10R 19-5Republican takeover
New York D 32–29, 1 Vac.R 32-30Republican takeover
North CarolinaD 30-20R 30-20Republican takeover
North DakotaR 26-21R 35-12Republican hold
OhioR 21-12R 23-10Republican hold
OklahomaR 26-22R 32-16Republican hold
Oregon D 18-12D 16-14Democratic hold
Pennsylvania R 30-20R 30-20Republican hold
Rhode IslandD 33–4, 1 Ind.D 29–8, 1 Ind.Democratic hold
South DakotaR 21-14R 30-5Republican hold
TennesseeR 19-14R 20-13Republican hold
TexasR 19-12R 19-12Republican hold
UtahR 21-8R 22-7Republican hold
VermontD 22–7, 1 PD 21–8, 1 PDemocratic hold
Washington D 31-18D 27-22Democratic hold
West VirginiaD 26-8D 27-7Democratic hold
WisconsinD 18-15R 19-14Republican takeover
WyomingR 23-7R 26-4Republican hold

Lower houses

StatePrevious LHResultParty control
Alabama D 60-45R 62-43Republican takeover
AlaskaR 22-18R 23-17Republican hold
ArizonaR 36-24R 40-20Republican hold
ArkansasD 72-28D 54-46Democratic hold
California D 50–29, 1 IndD 51-29Democratic hold
ColoradoD 37–27, 1 IndR 33-32Republican takeover
Connecticut D 114-37D 97-54Democratic hold
Delaware D 24-17D 26-15Democratic hold
FloridaR 76-44R 81-39Republican hold
Georgia R 103–73, 1 Ind.R 111–68, 1 Ind.Republican hold
HawaiiD 45-6D 43-8Democratic hold
IdahoR 52-18R 57-13Republican hold
Illinois D 70-48D 64-54Democratic hold
IndianaD 52-48R 60-40Republican takeover
IowaD 56-44R 58-42Republican takeover
KansasR 77-48R 92-33Republican hold
KentuckyD 65-35D 58-42Democratic hold
MaineD 94–55, 1 Ind.R 77–72, 1 Ind.Republican takeover
Maryland D 104-37D 98-43Democratic hold
MassachusettsD 142–15, 2 Vac.D 130-30Democratic hold
Michigan D 65–42, 2 Vac.R 63-47Republican takeover
Minnesota D 87-47R 72-62Republican takeover
Missouri R 88–74, 1 Vac.R 105-58Republican hold
Montana50-50R 67-33Republican takeover
Nebraska Unicameral and non–partisan Senate with 49 members
NevadaD 28-14D 26-16Democratic hold
New HampshireD 216–174, 10 Vac.R 298-102Republican takeover
New MexicoD 45-25D 36-34Democratic hold
New YorkD 105–42, 2 I, 1 VacD 99–50, 1, I Vac.Democratic hold
North CarolinaD 68-52R 67–52, 1 Ind.Republican takeover
North DakotaR 58-36R 69-25Republican hold
OhioD 53-46R 58-41Republican takeover
OklahomaR 62-39R 69-32Republican hold
Oregon D 36-2430-30Split
Pennsylvania D 104–92, 1 Vac.R 112-91Republican takeover
Rhode IslandD 69-6D 66-9Democratic hold
South CarolinaR 73-51R 75–48, 1 Vac.Republican hold
South DakotaR 46-24R 50–19, 1 Ind.Republican hold
TennesseeR 51-48R 68-31Republican hold
TexasR 76–73, 1 Vac.R 98–51, 1 Vac.Republican hold
UtahR 53-22R 59-16Republican hold
VermontD 94–48, 5 P, 3 Ind.D 93–48, 5 P, 3 Ind.Democratic hold
Washington D 61-37D 55-43Democratic hold
West VirginiaD 71-29D 65-35Democratic hold
WisconsinD 50–45, 2 Ind., 2 Vac.R 60–38, 1 Ind.Republican takeover
WyomingR 41-19R 51-9Republican hold

Total

e    d  Summary of the November 2010 state legislature election results
Political Party
Previous total
New total
Net change
% of Seats
Republican 3,2823,890+68052.7%
Democratic 4,0223,342-68045.3%
Independent 5660+40.008%
Progressive 6600.0008%
Independence 21-10.0001%

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